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What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood: A Guide to Real Jobs in the Film Industry Paperback – May 27, 2008
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The author answers practical questions such as "Do I have to move to L.A.?" and "How do I meet the right people in the business?" and then goes on to describe the various jobs on the set: costumes, director and their unit, the camera department, grips, the electric dept., sound, special effects, sets and props, publicity, makeup and hair, and how all of the jobs works together to make a great movie.
Highly recommended for people who are interested in getting into the movie business or are curious about how movies get made.
But when I found myself inadvertently thrust into the uber-intimidating world of being on camera (in my case, TV), I needed a rapid fire education and picked up a copy of this book. I was expecting - hoping, at least - to get a nice glossary-o-lingo, a few insider tips, etc. but what I got was so much more --- a glimpse inside an intriguing career world I'd never imagined.
Brian Dzyak is a first-rate writer with insight not just into the film industry, but into the far bigger issues of career building and lifestyle satisfaction.
(BTW, I'm still interested in that porn career, if anyone On Set in Hollywood is hiring.)
Author, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches
"What I Really Want to Do On Set in Hollywood" is not only an excellent inside look at what film and television production is really like and what it takes to succeed, but it's a lot of fun to read. I highly recommended this book to anyone who's interested in getting into production, and even for those in production who, after twenty years, are still not clear on what others on the set actually do all day.
It's a good idea to learn what you're getting into and find out for sure if this job experience is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am totally biased here because the author is my nephew. Check out his web page and the book.Published 11 months ago by Kathy
This book is extremely, practical, detailed, and informative of what it is really like to work on the set of a film. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alexis ET
Very valuable information. I will refer this book and highly recommend it to my students in my production classes at BGSU. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Jose A. Cardenas
This book is like a reference book and has lots of advice on all aspects of jobs in the film industry!! It gets down to the good, bad, and worst of it. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by StarStylist88
If you want to get a clue at all about how things work in Hollywood or the myriad of career possibilities, this is book is solid. A total MUST READ.Published on May 26, 2011 by Chris Harden